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My Story

My Story

Told by Paulon Podomo, Diploma in Primary Teaching graduate from Sacred Heart Teachers College in 2019 This short story is my personal experience of living and teaching in a remote school since January 2020. I am 27 years old, from Marofen village in North Fly...

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A student of the sea

A student of the sea

Hebou Dago talks about life on the sea and International Day of the Seafarer. Although a life at sea had never crossed Hebou’s mind previously, when she saw a call for applications on Facebook for the Australian Awards PNG’s Maritime Cadetship for Women in 2020, she...

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A nurse on a mission

A nurse on a mission

“Midwifery is a beautiful career. You put a smile on a woman’s face as she steps out of your door and walks away with a silent word of ‘thanks’. You’re blessed to witness the first moment of a life.” Melisha Gilmo had interests and passion to be a specialist midwife...

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A nurse on a mission

A nurse on a mission

From one of the most remote parts of Papua New Guinea in Menyama District of Morobe Province, to South Bougainville District in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (ARoB), comes the heartwarming story of an individual who wants nothing more than to pay forward the...

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Striving for healthy communities in New Ireland

Striving for healthy communities in New Ireland

New Irelanders Nell Tuka and Rayleen Papaol are eager to serve communities back home. Between the two of them, they share almost thirty years experience as health workers. They were supported by Newcrest Mining Limited through the Australia Awards In-PNG Scholarships...

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Commitment to quality training for Community Health Workers

Commitment to quality training for Community Health Workers

Lucy Gawai, Principal of Kapuna Community Health Worker Training School, recently graduated with a Bachelor of Midwifery from the University of Goroka as an Australia Awards scholar and was recognised as the top student in her class and the second for overall...

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